Friday, October 14, 2011
But I wanted to post it today before I left.
You said you need to focus on sleep.
You said you need to focus on tracking.
You said you need to focus on water and getting enough.
SO, on top of hitting your minimum for protein (and you should consistantly be doing that and adding about 10 more grams on top of that or more!) and eating 3-5 veggies and fruits a day, I want you to pick one (or all of the above) and really form your own plan to get what you need.
How much sleep do you need? How much is possible? what is stopping you from getting it?
Why arent you tracking? Can you just write it down in a small notebook and put it in the tracker later? Can you do it on your phone? It is important to know where you are at cause Guestimating is ALWAYS off and you can ALWAYS forget or cheat so next week, you are gonna track. Everything. Every day.
Why is drinking water so hard sometimes? I drink 4 (minimum) 16 ounce bottles a day. It is easy for me to count, it is easy to take with me, you can always add those flavor packs if you can't stand it but do it. I mean, really do it. See if it doesn't change the way your body feels. See if it doesn't make you crave more.
So there you have it. And you better enjoy next week cause you know what's coming next? (insert evil laugh here). You will find out.
Now, get to it. Stay on track this weekend. Remember, these are building blocks. WE are laying a great foundation to reach our goals and to move forward to get what we want. This is not a punishment, this is freedom! I want it! Don't you???
Ok I am off. Go and enjoy your family, your friends and your food. I will blog when I get back (and yes I will be tracking and drinking water and trying to sleep well too). Love you guys..
Monday, October 10, 2011
Did you read spark's editors choice on your start page? The one talking about the top 4 fattening fall foods? Uh, yea. Please disregard my pumpkin bread recipe!!!!!!
On another note, this week begins fruit and veggie week. On top of keeping up with your protein from last week, this week you are aiming for between 3 to 5 fruits and veggies. 3 is the minimum each day and we want to be up to 5 by the end of the week. Your homework is to look up what an actual serving size is. You may be surprised at how much or how little is considered a serving size.
OK guys, get after it and have a great day. And do not bake or eat that pumpkin bread!
Friday, October 07, 2011
We are going to eat our fruits and veggies. Yep, we sure are. You can start this weekend or you can wait till Monday but we are aiming for between 3 and (ultimatly) 5 fruits/veggies a day. Your homework is to look up what an actual serving size is and also, to get thee to a grocery store/farmer's market or nearest tree and get you some FREGGIES!
Do NOT leave your protein behind! I am sure you noticed a few changes just in the last couple of days, like you have more energy, you don't feel as hungry and it helps you stay on track to focus on hitting a goal.
Remember, this is back to basics. Do your best and let's get this eating thing under control and working FOR us, not against us.
WE are doing great, let's keep moving forward!
Besides this, what are you struggling with? What do you want to work on next?
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Pumpkin bread recipe (Yes I know it is not spark certified and feel free to make changes but this is the best pumpkin bread you will ever eat).
Mix dry ingredients together:
3 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp each nutmeg, cinnamon,cloves, ginger or pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
You can use more of less of the spices at your discretion.
Make a well in the flour mix and add into the hole:
2 cup canned (or fresh) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix but just pumpkin)
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup water
1 cup of walnuts (optional)
Mix well and bake for 1 hour. Makes 2 standard size loaves. Can be made into muffins, mini loaves or mini muffins as well. Adjust cooking time accordingly.
No I dont have the nutritional information and I really dont want to know! lol.
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